Alfa Romeo is drawing inspiration from its rich and storied history with the return of the 33 Stradale. Built in limited supply, the revived Stradale maintains some elements from the iconic mid-engine sports car of the late 1960s, including its name. To bring the vision to life, Alfa Romeo has joined forces with Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera to produce the new Stradale. Unlike the original run from the 60s, of which only 18 units were made, Alfa Romeo plans to build 33 examples this time, all of which have already been claimed by lucky buyers from around the globe.
The new Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale merges a classic frame with contemporary technology. The design flaunts the car's roots with its low-slung looks, flowing lines, butterfly doors, and an airy glass canopy. The interior is said to have an art deco theme that takes inspiration from a jet airplane cockpit, featuring various physical controls for front-axle lift, launch controls, and drive-mode selector with Strada and Pista settings. As for the mechanical aspects, the new Stradale borrows heavily from the Maserati parts bin, featuring their integral chassis components from the MC20 and a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine that produces over 620 horsepower.
Electrical power has been making strides in integrating with automotive technology and the 33 Stradale is no exception. Alfa Romeo is offering an optional electric powertrain that is said to have more than 750 horsepower, with an estimated driving range of 240 miles on a full charge. Despite the power increase, the electric model is said to weigh approximately half a ton more than the gas model, but this won't interfere with acceleration; both versions are expected to blast from 0 to 60 mph in less than three seconds. The preference for gas or electric will be made by each individual customer and will be confirmed in June 2024 when production starts.
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